Computing Science In Ancient India
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Limited, Jan 1, 2000 - Mathematics, Ancient - 109 pages
Not only the sign for zero, but also the binary number system, the ideas of metarules, algebraic transformation, recursion, hashing, mathematical logic, formal grammars, and high level language description arose first in India. Indian mathematical science had already reached dizzying heights about 2,500 years ago by the time of Panini and Pingala, considered by tradition to have been brothers. Panini's grammar for Sanskrit, which is equivalent in its computing power to the most powerful computing machine, has not yet been matched for any other language, while Pingala described the binary number system. This classic book of contributions by the leading scholars in the world presents an overview of these seminal contributions to computer science. It also includes chapters on models and computation in astronomy and cognitive science.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
An Overview of Ancient Indian Science
Binary Numbers in Indian Antiquity
The Katapayadi Formula and the Modern Hashing
6 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Agni altars ancient Indian Aryabhata astronomy Atharva Veda Backus Bhaskara binary number Brahmana cakra century A.D. Chandahsastra cognitive complementarity computer science consciousness David Frawley decimal number Delhi described earlier Earth elements fire formal Frawley Gods graha grammar guru heavenly bodies Hindu History of Science ideas Indian logic Indian science Janaka Janaka raga Jupiter Jyotisa Katapayadi scheme knowledge laghu language Leibniz linguistic Louisiana Mars mathematics Mercury meters metrical pattern metrist million yojanas mind Moon Naksatras notation notes orbit Panini Panini-Backus Form Philosophy physical Pingala planetary prastara psychology Puranas Puranic cosmology raga rank number represented Rg Veda Rigveda rock art rules Samhita Sankhya Sanskrit Satapatha Brahmana Sayana's seers Seidenberg Siddhanta smoke Staal stars structure Subhash Sutras syllables symbols synodic period Taittiriya texts theory tradition University Varahamihira Vedic literature Vedic ritual Venus verse Yajur Veda yojanas